WHAT I SMELL: Touche Finale opens with sweet, bubblegum berries that are tamed with a gorgeous mimosa. It’s rather thick and heady and wonderfully intoxicatingly sweet without being overbearing. From first spritz, Touche Finale is feminine, lively and instantly fun as if it comes sweeping though the door letting everyone know that the party is about to begin. After a short time, the florals come to take their place with the rose and violet leaf front and center. Here, the bubblegum opening starts to dissipate but the feminine touch doesn’t seem to be bothered by its departure because the perfume moves to the more powdered. Heliotrope soon begs to be let in the party and prompts the perfume to grow and radiate. In the end, Touche Finale matures from it’s celebratory opening, but it remains florally beautiful as the powder is met with a finish of warmed peppered musk that keeps the festivities going for a very long time.
From the Jovoy Paris website:
Whenever it appears that an artist’s work is finally finished, there is always a moment where a sense of doubt overwhelms the artist. Should they change a note? Do they need any more of this? Or a little less of that?
But when the artist trusts their vision and makes their final stroke, any sense of doubt is replaced by an ultimate satisfaction. Then the only desire that follows is the will to reveal it to the world. This is the exact moment when a master decides that their work is finished. And this is the very moment that Jovoy has grasped and put into a bottle.
This new perfume is also a tribute to the seductive souls who each have their own rituals of preparation. The slow, measured method of dressing. The make up, the rice powder… these are all a prelude to seduction. And even if their gestures are different and their secrets proper, they all share a common ritual: their ‘final touch’ is the application of perfume.
Touche Finale is a reinterpretation of a perfume that has already left it’s mark in the history of the rebirth of Jovoy: 2006’s renowned Poudré.
After more than two years of work, the independent perfumer, Vanina Muracciole has managed to preserve the soul of the original Poudré, whilst exalting it, in this new, ultimate version.
Head Notes – Mimosa, Pink Berries; Heart Notes – Rose, Violet Leaf, Cedarwood, Jasmine; Base Notes – Heliotrope, Musk, Sandalwood
WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME: Party girl!
THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE TOUCHE FINALE: vivacious, captivating, delightful
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT TOUCHE FINALE: CaFleureBon
BOTTOM LINE: Touch Finale is all things feminine; powder, notes of lipstick with a light sweater of musk. It’s a joyful perfume that brings life to the wearer. Just be careful though because just like too much partying, Touche Finale requires a lighter touch. Too much of a good thing can be…well, you know the rest.
- Bone Rating: 3 out of possible 5 bones
- Scent: Powdery Floral
- Nose: Vanina Muracciole
- Classification: Feminine
- Expense: 145 Euros for 100 ml eau de parfum